Zin Bistro Americana

★★★★★
  • 32131 Lindero Canyon Rd 111

    Westlake Village, CA 91361

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  • 818-865-0095

About Zin Bistro Americana

Hours
Mon-Sat: 11am-11pm, Sun: 11am-3pm

Food

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We went to dinner at Zin Bistro with 8 family members to celebrate our parents' 63rd anniversary. The food was only so-so and overpriced. Our waitress was okay. The kicker came when at the end of the meal I asked to speak to the manager

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★★★★★

We went to dinner at Zin Bistro with 8 family members to celebrate our parents' 63rd anniversary. The food was only so-so and overpriced. Our waitress was okay. The kicker came when at the end of the meal I asked to speak to the manager

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The location is beautiful. I been here before about 2 years ago and was much better. Not sure what happened but the food isn't that great and i get better service when i am at home. O'Well.

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★★★★★

The location is beautiful. I been here before about 2 years ago and was much better. Not sure what happened but the food isn't that great and i get better service when i am at home. O'Well.

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My husband and I dined here recently after purchasing a Travelzoo voucher for $70. The deal was 2 glasses of wine, 2 starters, 2 salads, 2 entrees, and 2 desserts. Thinking this was a great deal, we headed over to Zin Bistro Americana.

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★★★★★

My husband and I dined here recently after purchasing a Travelzoo voucher for $70. The deal was 2 glasses of wine, 2 starters, 2 salads, 2 entrees, and 2 desserts. Thinking this was a great deal, we headed over to Zin Bistro Americana.

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My favorite bar and restaurant in the area. Staff are always friendly, food good and reasonably priced, great decor and ambiance. Also good for a single female

5
★★★★★

My favorite bar and restaurant in the area. Staff are always friendly, food good and reasonably priced, great decor and ambiance. Also good for a single female

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Of course you can get here by car, but for major impact, pull up in your yacht! It has great atmosphere and it is always lovely looking out on water when dining. The food is average, not great, not terrible, but it is a bit pricey, I fear you are paying for the location. I had the Steak au poivre and the peppercorn sauce was better than average. Overall the steak was very tender and tasty. Save room for dessert.

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Of course you can get here by car, but for major impact, pull up in your yacht! It has great atmosphere and it is always lovely looking out on water when dining. The food is average, not great, not terrible, but it is a bit pricey, I fear you are paying for the location. I had the Steak au poivre and the peppercorn sauce was better than average. Overall the steak was very tender and tasty. Save room for dessert.

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My wife and I ventured out to Zin to enjoy a casual lakefront dinner. When I evaluate a new place, I'm the first to admit that I am overly critical. But, if the establishment is special and memorable, I am forever a loyal patron.

Unfortunately, Zin is neither special nor memorable in taste. The menu offered a wide selection and we decided to start off with mint cilantro pesto lamb "lollipops" and tuna tartare (tossed at your table). I was curious to see why they would demo a tartare tableside. When the cart was wheeled out, the waiter asked how spicy we wanted it. He prepared to squirt various sauces from squeeze bottles without any commentary on its contents. The verdict? An unnecessary display on how to make an oily concoction. My suggestion would be to drop the novelty act (this isn't a flambe) and get back to the basics of a simple fresh-tasting tartare. The lamb was nicely salted and cooked properly. Unfortunately, the whole dish was doused by the vinaigrette that accompanied the bed of greens it sat on -- eliminating most of the hints of mint, cilantro, or pesto that were so described.

I was particularly annoyed at my entree, one of two "specials" -- a surf and turf. This was described to me as a steak with two prawns. The prawns wound up being the size of two medium-sized shrimp -- if you're only going to serve two prawns, they better be of a nice size to accompany the meat. If it's a $35 special you're trying to push, you better overwhelm me with seafood. The meat was under-seasoned but palatable. My wife's lobster risotto was also a bit under-seasoned, but satisfactory to her.

The dessert was only a confirmation of earlier letdowns. The bread pudding was like a brick without any delicate flavors (it was borderline french toast) and the creme brulee was average at best. More noticeable was the lack of freshly whipped cream.

Perhaps they have a signature dish that I missed, but I would not recommend this place.

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★★☆☆☆

My wife and I ventured out to Zin to enjoy a casual lakefront dinner. When I evaluate a new place, I'm the first to admit that I am overly critical. But, if the establishment is special and memorable, I am forever a loyal patron.

Unfortunately, Zin is neither special nor memorable in taste. The menu offered a wide selection and we decided to start off with mint cilantro pesto lamb "lollipops" and tuna tartare (tossed at your table). I was curious to see why they would demo a tartare tableside. When the cart was wheeled out, the waiter asked how spicy we wanted it. He prepared to squirt various sauces from squeeze bottles without any commentary on its contents. The verdict? An unnecessary display on how to make an oily concoction. My suggestion would be to drop the novelty act (this isn't a flambe) and get back to the basics of a simple fresh-tasting tartare. The lamb was nicely salted and cooked properly. Unfortunately, the whole dish was doused by the vinaigrette that accompanied the bed of greens it sat on -- eliminating most of the hints of mint, cilantro, or pesto that were so described.

I was particularly annoyed at my entree, one of two "specials" -- a surf and turf. This was described to me as a steak with two prawns. The prawns wound up being the size of two medium-sized shrimp -- if you're only going to serve two prawns, they better be of a nice size to accompany the meat. If it's a $35 special you're trying to push, you better overwhelm me with seafood. The meat was under-seasoned but palatable. My wife's lobster risotto was also a bit under-seasoned, but satisfactory to her.

The dessert was only a confirmation of earlier letdowns. The bread pudding was like a brick without any delicate flavors (it was borderline french toast) and the creme brulee was average at best. More noticeable was the lack of freshly whipped cream.

Perhaps they have a signature dish that I missed, but I would not recommend this place.

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My husband and I moved to Thousand Oaks in September 2006 and, since then, we have been trying out several restaurants and Zin is the best so far. Besides its great location on the lake, the food is excellent. My husband and I had both the Monk Fish with lobster mashed potatoes and were amazed of how delicious it was. I also had a ceasar salad which is very fresh and made in front of your table. Our friends had pasta and steak and were also very pleased with their dishes. The service was very good and the view of the lake is unbeatable. However, I recommend you make reservations ahead of time if you want to get a table outside and, If you get it, you might want to wear a jacket because it gets very windy, including in the Summer. I am already making plans to go back to Zin!!!!

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★★★★★

My husband and I moved to Thousand Oaks in September 2006 and, since then, we have been trying out several restaurants and Zin is the best so far. Besides its great location on the lake, the food is excellent. My husband and I had both the Monk Fish with lobster mashed potatoes and were amazed of how delicious it was. I also had a ceasar salad which is very fresh and made in front of your table. Our friends had pasta and steak and were also very pleased with their dishes. The service was very good and the view of the lake is unbeatable. However, I recommend you make reservations ahead of time if you want to get a table outside and, If you get it, you might want to wear a jacket because it gets very windy, including in the Summer. I am already making plans to go back to Zin!!!!

Pros: Food, ambiance (especially if table is outside) and service

Cons: Price

 

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